Death Notice: Rita Hickey, West End, Millstreet

Rita HickeyThe death has occurred of Rita HICKEY (née Kelly) 4 West End, Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Hickey (née Kelly) Rita, 4 West End, Millstreet, Co. Cork, on August 11th 2016, peacefully in the tender loving care of Strawhall Nursing Home, Fermoy. Beloved wife of the late Garrett and mother of the late Colette and Gearóid. Deeply regretted by her loving family, sons Donagh and Michael, daughters Breeda, Marian and Clare, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home Friday 12th from 6pm followed by removal at 8pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass Saturday at 12 noon, funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Beannacht Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

Garrett Hickey, Rita Hickey & Joe Garvey c. 1947 Coláiste Pádraig on the Carnegie Hall balcony
Garrett Hickey, Rita Hickey & Joe Garvey c. 1947 Coláiste Pádraig on the Carnegie Hall balcony

A great age at 97, Mrs Hickey was born on August 26th 1919, and hailed from Tallow, Co. Carlow.

1 thought on “Death Notice: Rita Hickey, West End, Millstreet”

  1. The last teacher link to Millstreet’s first secondary college Colaiste Padraig from life has passed away
    Which brings back old memories of a long bygone day
    With her late husband Garrett and Joe Garvey and Miss McAuliffe she taught in the West End for many years
    And her passing in Millstreet will not go without tears

    A good mother to her children and to Garrett a good wife
    Like many she knew of the good and sad days of life
    Predeceased by two of her children she had her crosses to bear
    Of sorrows she was one who knew of her share

    Rita Hickey nee Kelly her associations with Millstreet goes back decades in time
    She was in her nineties years past her life’s prime
    Though she died in Fermoy in Duhallow she was widely known
    And in Millstreet many will mourn the passing of one of their own

    Colaiste Padraig in the West End of Millstreet closed down years ago
    Going way back in time half a century or so
    The changes keep happening and time ticks on fast
    And only the memories remain of the past

    In St Mary’s Cemetery by Cashman’s Hill in Millstreet her last remains lay
    For all of us there is this last night and day
    Hope her passing from life for her was a painless release
    Rita Hickey nee Kelly may she now rest in peace.

    “Rita Hickey” is by Francis Duggan

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